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viewers, janet napolitano has been in staten island touring that devastated area. here she is right now. let's listen in. >> we know that staten island took a particularly hard hit from sandy. and so we want to make sure that the right resources are brought here as quickly as possible to help this community which is so very strong recover even more quickly. just to give you a sense of an overview, it's been mentioned that this was a large storm. the area that sandy covered was roughly the size of europe. we had major disasters in a number of states that president obama already has declared emergency declarations in a number of states that have been declared. we have seen some huge impacts on things like the availability of power. and with of course the loss of power comes attendant losses on things like gasoline. so all of these things, all of these issues being worked now as the community comes back and as we work to support con ed and other utility companies in getting the grid back on. we have over 75,000 survivors in new york and new jersey who now have applied for disaster assistan
of electricity. five days into this janet napolitano says well, we will get resources to you as soon as possible. if this was george bush the media would be screaming bloody murder. listen to the people suffering in the northeast tonight. >> fed up. fed up. this line. that line. what are we? is this america? >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all of the help that you need until you have rebuilt. >> we have no food. >> people trapped in here still. >> we pledge to h help those whose lives have been turned upside down. >> don't have anything, anywhere to go. i don't have no clothes. >> people here are still working. they are still looking for people. it's craze. >> we look out for one another and we don't leave anybody behind. >> nothing has been done here. >> where are you going go? you have no gas and no nothing. >> 22 years in my home and i lost it. >> and you have people saying i'm going to die. i'm going to guy. i wish i had the audio but i don't. >> sean hannity i would say that the same federal government that controls fema that can't
, some of their cries for help were heard. just hours ago, janet napolitano went to staten island to view the clean-up and she assured the island's residents they have not been forgotten. >> we know that staten island took a particularly hard hit from sandy. and so, we want to make sure that the right resources are brought here as quickly as possible to help this community, which is so very strong, recover even more quickly. >> brian todd is live on staten island and brian, what is the situation there tonight? >> erin, the same here is still one of devastation. you've got scenes like this behind me. this house on cedar grove avenue and many others like it. either completely levelled or in a condition that's thot much better than that. this neighborhood has seen some signs of life, of hope, after a couple of days of just real despair and feeling cut off at the lack of relief agencies here. we've had new york city bulldoze bulldozers, sanitation trucks, dump trucks here clearing off this neighborhood. the national guard was on the ground all day today and there have been some shelters set u
secretary janet napolitano did tour the area and promising resources and governor cuomo promising 100 million for relief for the victims of hurricane sandy and this morning, announcing a temporary deployment of gas trucks to try to help with the shortage. but these residents, they are just absolutely desperate neil and i'm joined by a staten island resident. >> good morning, how are you. >> reporter: tell me what it is you've been dealing with because you're all fired up. >> well, we're stuck on the avenue and a lot of other neighbors and we have no electricity, no phones, no cell phones, and what's happening, we can't get in touch with fema. we tried to put online applications and most of us do not have-- you have to go to neighbors. >> reporter: and check the internet and you say i don't have internet. >> i don't have it and i've been chasing fema since yesterday. they told me to go to susan wagner, they said to go down by the beach here and i found out supposed to be here at nine o'clock this morning and now they're on mount loretta. >> as you're chasing them around, what are you
inner chris hayes this morning. the gas lines are very, very long. and right now, janet napolitano signed an act, a jones act, that they're going to allow oil tankers to come through into new york harbor from the gulf of mexico. so that's going to ease the pain at the pump a little bit. right now, gas prices, the national average is $3.50. in new york state, we're averaging at about $4. >> okay. hitha prabhakar, thank you for the update on the big three money headlines. >>> the october jobs report, we're going to get to more details about what that might mean for the election coming up. also today's one-minute playback. democracy plaza in 1952. we're going to give you a remarkable snapshot of the nbc election night coverage back then, which is pretty cool, a blast from the past, as it says. and now "weekends with alex witt" continues live here from democracy plaza right after this break. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> welcome back to nbc's democracy plaza live here in new york city just outside of rockefeller center. it is three days to go until election day. and joining me now is chris m
referenced, janet napolitano is on the ground right now in new york city as major problems persist after hurricane sandy. lines two miles long just to get gas. >>> and we're told within the last hour, there's a four-hour traffic jam in the lincoln tunnel. we'll get a live update for you. >>> plus, congressman todd akin was abandoned by the national gop establishment over his, quote, legitimate rape comments. but now akin is putting hundreds of thousands of dollars into a major ad blitz. the question is where is the money coming from? it is just one of the things we thought you should know, and you can joinous conversation on twitter. you can find us @tamronhall and @newsnation. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and su
of homeland security janet napolitano is expected to arrive in staten island. many resident there is are feeling desperate, overlooked, and angry saying they've received little emergency aid. nbc's ann curry spent the day there yesterday. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> staten island has had enough. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here, and we need help immediately. >> reporter: residents here are asking, why hasn't more help arrived? >> i think that we're not getting the attention because we are a working class neighborhood and we're kind of just like fend for yourself. >> reporter: on the debris-strewn streets of this community where the death toll has risen to at least 19, the f fury and frustration played out on live television. >> you need to come here and help us. we need assistance. >> reporter: it was called a disgrace. >> it's nowhere to be found. all the american red cross, all the people making these big salaries should be out there on the front lines. i am disappointed. >> reporter: the red cross says it's sendin
his homeland security director, janet napolitano. then he went through everything he learned about the storm, gave a warning to folks about the coastline, and was asked about the event. >> i am not worried about the impact on the election, i'm worried about the impact on the election, the impact on the first responders, on the economy, and on transportation. you know, the election will -- take care of itself. >> reporter: the reality is, we have got 8 calendar days left before the election, but the president has cancelled all campaign events tonight. and two more campaign events tomorrow. governor romney also cancelled his campaign events tonight. and cancelled alvl the events tomorrow. so we only have at best, six campaign days left, assuming they get back on the trail weapons. >> all right, chuck todd, reporting on the race. thanks, we'll take another break and be back with the latest on this storm. medicare prescription drug plan. ♪ with a low national plan premium... ♪ ...and copays as low as one dollar... ♪ ...saving on your medicare prescriptions is easy. ♪ so you're
are crying out for help. today, homeland secretary janet napolitano will visit staten island with fema. >>> new york city's subway system is still down. other tunnels are without power because they are located in parts of the city in the darks. >>> a new problem flaring up, they are running out of gas. cars and gas powered generators. a lot of people are using those. frustration turning into anger and rage on long lines across the tri-state area. the shortages may not end for another week. >>> people waiting for hours, some waiting for so long, the gas stations actually close without them getting a single drop of fuel. rob is following all of this. rob, i was driving in at 2:30 a.m. and there was a line for gas that looks like it was three hours long at 2:30 a.m. this is bad. >> reporter: yeah, it's crazy. that may be the average. anywhere from a half mile long to, in some cases in new jersey a full mile long to get gasoline. the problem is two-fold. you have gas stations out of power and unable to pump. you have some with power but they don't have gasoline. why? many shut down before
domestic security team. that's john brennan. janet napolitano, and then of course chris fugate who is the head of fema but he was brought in as sort of -- he was jeb bush's head of emergency planning in florida during that period, if you recall, when florida went through four hurricanes. all of the other states didn't seem to do it and this guy was seen as nonpartisan super emergency management person, if you will. and that's the guy running fema. the president is getting constant updates. you've got to wait it out. you've got to find out a middle storm. and you're managing and brought everything in and waiting for the storm to pass to figure out, okay, how bad is the cleanup? right now it's just hunker down. >> hold on. we got an update. sandy is now a post tropical cyclone, still very powerful and expected to make landfall in one hour right near us. let me show you a picture. this is chris christie who is affected by this situation. he's speaking very positively of a democratic president. >> i thank the president for his telephone call inquiring about how things were going here a
of homeland security, janet napolitano, and she explained why getting help has taken so long. >> we have been prioritizing getting generators to places like hospitals and nursing homes where the needs are greatest. places where, for example, our first responder cars need to be able to fill up with gasoline so they need pumps there, generator pumps to pump the gasoline so the fire trucks and police cars still operate. so that has been the focus for the first couple of days. >> the situation here, though, still dire. right now the death toll just on staten island alone, 20 lives, many expect that as this recovery effort continues, the death toll is only going to increase. >> david lee miller with the harsh reality on staten island tonight. the storm destroyed many businesses up and down the coast and there's no telling yet how many people are out of work as a result. but the feed to released the final monthly employment report before the storm. it shows companies added more than 170,000 jobs last month, but at the same time the unemployment rate ticked up from 7.8 to 7.9%. probably the reason,
janet napolitano plans on surveying the area today. >> gretchen: tragic photo of that mother with her husband who went for help and apparently people did not help her when she tried to find the kids . she rode out the storm outside. you would think that the politicians and president and mayor of new york, it would be rescue mission and getting these people back to homes and getting them fed, nope, instead unbelievablably the new york city mara thon goes on sunday. most important picture on the cover of the new york post the gen rators are putting electricity to tents in central park instead of the entire area of staten island or long island. that area has no power or home or shelter, nothing. >> steve: it is here in new york city and streets of midtown are fill would of people who are here for the mara thon that is here this weekend. and politicians said why didn't they cancel it. we understand millions of dollars come in the city. but still, we have people in the water in new york city. it is the worst storm to ever hit new york city, eric, why is it going on? if rudy guiliani was th
in with that much-needed aid after days of criticism. janet napolitano promised that there would be more aid flowing in and a lot more help. meantime, across new york's harbor to lower manhattan, the power is slowly being restored to areas that have been darkened all week since sandy's storm moved in and subway surf vis is slowly coming back online after the tunnels were flooded. and all around jersey's shore, new york's governor chris christie -- new jersey's governor chris christie is warning folks before they go back home of the devastation they may see and many of the homes they are hoping to get to may not even be there. >>> once again, here's erica. >> if you want food or gasoline in the northeast, you should be prepared to wait in line. lines that are sometimes miles long. katie is live outside a gas station. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you are going to wait and wait and wait. we are on 44th street here in manhattan. the line yesterday reached all the way down to 14th street. you cannot even see all the cars that went down from here. 26 new york city blocks. this morning, it is m
they could ever have imagined in their lifetimes. the secretary of homeland security, janet napolitano, and fema's deputy administrator scheduled to arrive in staten island. the new york city borough where 19 people died because of the storm. many residents there are feeling desperate. they're feeling overlooked, and they're getting angry, saying they've received little emergency aid. nbc's ann curry spent the day there yesterday. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> reporter: staten island has had enough. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here, and we need help immediately. >> reporter: residents here are asking why hasn't more help arrived? >> i think that we're not getting the attention because we are, you know, a working-class neighborhood and kind of just like fend for yourself kind of thing. >> reporter: on the debris-strewn streets of this community where the death toll has risen to at least 19, fury and frustration played out on live television. >> but you need to come here and help us. we need assistance, please. >> reporter: staten
now. the president getting briefed from some of the senior members of his team including janet napolitano and craig fugate and john brennan. the follows some of the briefings the president has been getting over the weekend. he also went over to fema headquarters where he had a chance to get a firsthand glimpse of what the federal government was doing to stay on top of this hurricane. again, the president promising that the federal government will help states in any way possible, as you know. so far, eight states have been declared states of emergency by this president, including the district of columbia. and that frees up some federal dollars to help them not only during the storm but also in the clean-up effort. >> dan, we're still a week away from a national election. this is not going away. what about the early voting? what about the efforts of people to do the in-person early voting state to state? >> reporter: well, obviously that is a concern. not only on the voting end of it but these are key battleground states that the president really wanted to be in in these final da
. what can you tell us? >> well, janet napolitano, the head of homeland security was there. we have a coordinated response now since 9/11, and the head of fema, who is coordinating the response of all the federal agencies, craig fugate, they are sending federal aid. they are sending generators down tomorrow. all of our tunnels are flooded. it is the worst flooding that the nta has had in 100 years and the worst outage in the history of con edison. con ed does not have the power to clean the tunnels out so the mta can see how it needs to be repaired. the federal government is coming in with generators, with emergency aid. i just got off the phone earlier today with ray lahood, the head of the transportation, and he's working with fema and with napolitano to get aid to the city of new york and the resources. they are coordinating responses with the red cross and others in terms of food, water, and seeing that people down on the lower east side where i was working today, it's the american spirit as the president said, people at their brightest. >> it's the american spirit, but it's als
sure there will be requests for emergency aid in response. janet napolitano has been available. the head of fema has been on a conference call every single day on the emergency response. ray lahood has been coordinating the response for the transportation system. i am sure there will be requests for infrastructure, for people. it is a disaster beyond belief. there has to be a commission to look at ways we can try to prevent this in the future. in new york, a lot of infrastructure was in the basements of buildings. in hospitals, they have these huge electrical systems and phone systems in the basement. it is all destroyed with salt water. in nyu medical, the smell was almost unbelievable. the combination of this type of electric communication systems rotting. everywhere you see on a lower east side, the palms are working trying to push water out. fema and the national guard and the federal government are moving to hundred generators to manhattan -- moving to hundred generators to manhattan to help back up the pump system to get water out of our communications network. we have ov
. >> there it is. you heard that feeling there that those folks have right now. this is a recovery mission. janet napolitano along with fema's deputy administrator will arrive on staten island later today. three navy war ships are anchored off the northeast coast to help with the relief effort now. utility vehicles have been brought in on utility planes from the west coast to give power companies some help and some 50,000 utility workers are being deployed from across the country. new jersey secretary of state meanwhile announced thursday that military trucks are being deployed to operate as polling places on election day in communities that remain without power. amtrak will offer limited service between new york city and boston today. the new york city subway system is slowly coming back to life. the m-train, which links queens to manhattan actually started running. manhattan remains in the dark. with little mass transit folks are turning to their cars and you know what that means. lots of gas lines. they extend for miles. according to the most recent report from triple-a, of the gas stations it
you, both. >>> homeland security secretary janet napolitano is in the northeast today to assess hurricane damage. right now she's in connecticut and will be meeting with the governor. later on, she'll head here to new york city. the travel gridlock nationwide from sandy is finally starting to ease up a bit. laguardia airport opened this morning in new york. 600 flights have been canceled today nationwide. right now newark liberty airport has the most cancellation. amtrak service to and from new york is expected to resume tomorrow but on a limited schedule. and parts of new york's crippled is upway system started rolling today. trains at undamaged stations started up at 6:00 a.m. >>> a select number of subway lines in new york city are up and running again this morning. but millions are still without power on this long road to recovery from hurricane sandy. take a look at some new and chilling images. these are from the jersey shore. so many homes destroyed. the entire beach front completely washed out in many towns. the storm is responsible, we're told, for at least 74 deaths. m
homeland security secretary janet napolitano will visit staten island later today. nearly half of the city's 41 victims died in that borough and cleanup has barely begun in the jersey shore town of seaside heights. the storm destroyed two piers that held amusement parks there. rides ended up in the ocean including a roller coaster. >>> the obama and romney campaigns descending on battleground states in a campaign frenzy over the final four days. the president making three stops today in ohio, mitt romney delivers what his campaign is calling a closing argument speech in wisconsin. before heading to ohio himself for two late campaign rallies. >>> u.s. intelligence officials are refuting a news report and insisting that cia officers were not barred from helping americans under attack in libya in september. four americans died in that assault on the consulate in benghazi including the u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. yesterday an official released a minute by minute time line on how the cia claimed it responded. >>> take a look at this lab, retrieving some fresh sushi you might say outsid
are some of our most clicked stories today. another one, homeland secretary janet napolitano says the numbers show that president obama's controversial immigration program is working. napolitano says more than 3,000 young illegal immigrants applying daily for the deferred action childhood arrivals program that allows people who are now under the age of of 31 who were brought into the u.s. by their parents illegally to remain in the country for two years if they meet certain conditions with a temporary work permit. and finally, preparing for the some beapocalypse? sort of. in san diego, california, zombies and vampires are going to crash a counter terrorism summit. it will test an emergency response system in a worst case scenario. that is definitely worst case. both ronn and governor romney have tried to appeal to small business owners in stump speeches and adds but a survey is out showing that despite the presidential pitches the job creators still have a whole lot of questions. brenda buttner joins us with details. hi, brenda. >> shannon, you would think that the presidential ca
's death from superstorm sandy happened on staten island. homeland secretary janet napolitano is going there today, where people say they're suffering and not getting enough help. anna werner, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you stand on this street in staten island you can clearly see the path of destruction wrought by hurricane sandy. cars picked up and tossed like toys. that continues throughout the neighborho neighborhood. many residents say they feel ignored. some residents of staten island have started calling it the forgotten burrough. across storm-ravaged staten island, frustrations are mounting. >> we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we've got 90-year-old people. >> reporter: residents are outraged, claiming their community has been ignored in the days following sandy while aid pours in to other parts of new york and new jersey. >> they don't talk about them that much. a lot of people here are hurting much it's upsetting. >> reporter: power is out. hundreds of homes have been destroyed and dozens of streets are impassable. still, the city is planning to go a
of his cabinet members, janet napolitano has been here on the ground. everybody that i've been reporting on has said, down at the local level, that this makes a big difference. it gets the -- it gets the bureaucracy moving. if he did nothing else, he certainly made that happen. >> will this, errol, have any real effect as we go into tuesday and actually as early voting continues considering that chris christie delivered the keynote address at mitt romney's convention? is there,going to turn into a real numbers change for the president? >> there may be a slight advantage to the president, but it won't be because chris christie, you know, hugged him and had nice things to say about him. it will be because a lot of people will not be voting. there are a lot of people who are just going to be out of it. here in new york, all up and down the coast of new jersey, there are going to be a lot of people with much, much more on their minds than anything related to casting a vote. i think depending on where you're talking about, in new york city as least, these have been some of the most conservati
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